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Come and capture Clarksville's charm at the 2Rivers Paint-Out on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2021.

Founded in 1785 at the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, Clarksville was Middle Tennessee's second incorporated city, after Nashville. Although the state's fifth largest city, Clarksville has maintained its small-town charm and friendly atmosphere.

This fall, adult artists will have the opportunity to capture beautiful Clarksville, Tennessee's most unique and scenic features in Plein Air paintings as part of the eighth annual 2Rivers Paint-Out on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16. Three top prizes and three honorable mentions will be awarded in an exhibition on the final evening of the event. Due to the surge of the delta variant of COVID-19, paintings will be displayed virtually, with prices and awards noted, online at www.artsandheritage.us/paintout.

From Clarksville's natural vistas — including the Riverwalk, Dunbar Cave State Park, Upland Trail Greenway and Rotary Park — to its cultural and historical landmarks — such as the Customs House Museum, Roxy Regional Theatre, Fort Defiance, L&N Train Station and area churches — the city offers a wealth of inspiration.

We hope you will join us as a participant in this year's event. For more information, please check out the complete 2Rivers Paint-Out Prospectus. Deadline for registration is Friday, October 8, 2021. This event will be held rain or shine, and covered areas are available.




Questions? Contact Ellen Kanervo at 931.551.8870 or kanervoe@apsu.edu